The South Korean hockey team thrashed China 4-1 in their clash to finish in the Super 4s. While China now face Bangladesh for 7th place, it will be India vs South Korea in the Super 4s. India and South Korea have faced each other on several occasions. With regard to the Asia Cup, the two have met on 10 occasions. India have won 6 encounters and drawn once. South Korea have defeated India on 3 occasions. So before the match takes place, let us look at the head to head.
India vs South Korea
India and South Korea have clashed on multiple occasions in the Asia Cup. In the most recent encounter, Korea Triumphed with a 4-3 score in the final in 2013. But India does have a better track record over South Korea, having won 6 matches, losing 3 and drawing once. With India not losing a single match on the road to the Super 4s, the momentum is with them. South Korea on the other hand have one blip on their 2017 Asia Cup run, namely a 2-1 loss to Malaysia.
India’s Key Players
Harmanpreet Singh and Ramandeep Singh have been in sublime form during the tournament. Even the likes of SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Gurjant Singh and goalkeepers Akash Chikte and Suraj Karkera have done their part for the team.
South Korea Key Players
Yang Ji-hun is a danger player as he has scored in 2 matches in the group stage ad even scored a brace against Oman. Even Jang Jong-hyun is a player to keep an eye on since he has also been on the scoreboard in 2 matches. Jang had scored a brace against China during a 4-1 victory.
The match starts today at 5:30 and i have a gut feeling that India can defeat the defending champions. So turn on your TVs, grab your snacks, place your wagers and enjoy.